The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth about Globalization, Corporate Cons, and High Finance Fraudsters

By Greg Palast

Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast digs deep to unearth the gruesome proof that few newshounds operating at any place on the earth at the present time have the braveness or skill to hide. From East Timor to Waco, he has uncovered probably the most egregious instances of political corruption, company fraud, and fiscal manipulation within the US and in a foreign country. His uncanny investigative talents in addition to his no-holds-barred sort have made him an anathema between magnates on 4 continents and a dwelling legend between his colleagues and his dedicated readership.
This intriguing new assortment brings jointly a few of Palast's strongest writing of the prior decade. integrated listed below are his celebrated "Washington Post" exposé on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida, and up to date tales on George W. Bush's payoffs to company cronies, the payola in the back of Hillary Clinton, and the pretend strength predicament. additionally integrated during this quantity are new and formerly unpublished fabric, tv transcripts, pictures and letters.

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In 1999, New Mexico rancher Ralph Garcia, his company ruined by way of drought, sought to make ends meet through signing on as a safeguard on the country felony at Santa Rosa run through Wackenhut company of Florida. For $7. ninety five an hour, Garcia watched over medium safeguard inmates on the Wackenhut’s advanced. one of the “medium safety” have been a number of murderers, participants of a homicidal neo-Nazi cult and the Mexican Mafia gang. even if he had but to accomplish his brief education direction, Garcia was once left on my own in a telephone block with 60 unlocked prisoners.

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His the United States positioned its powerful arm round the world’s shoulder as protector. at the again of the medal, it learn “Freedom from wish and Fear”. His victory over Japan was once a victory of ideas over imperial strength, of freedom over tyranny, of correct over Japan’s uncooked army may possibly. A music he taught me from the early days of the battle, whilst Japan had the weapons and we had purely beliefs went, we haven't any bombers to assault with... yet Eagles, American Eagles, struggle for the tights we like! “That’s it,” he stated that day in 1965, and folded the newspaper.

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So much employees’ salaries are close to or less than the respectable US poverty line, so these with out moment jobs qualify for presidency nutrition stamps. With 780,000 staff, Wal-Mart has the nation’s biggest payroll, if you happen to name that pay. taking up the care and feeding of the Wal-Martyred team is a giant govt welfare application. it could actually were worse, however the courts rejected Walton’s plea for exemption from the U.S. minimal salary. Wal-Mart does reply to staff who plead for an additional bowl of porridge. whilst worker Kathleen Baker passed her shop supervisor a petition from eighty staff hoping for a bit increase, she informed me, she was once fired instantaneous for robbery of using the corporate typewriter to jot down up the petition.

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